Executive Council

The University Executive Council meets monthly and is comprised of executive leadership from across the university.  The council's primary function is to advise the President on key issues related to university governance and operations.

University Executive Council Membership

Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, M.D.
President

Kevin Dillon, M.B.A., C.P.A.
Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Michael Blackburn, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

LaTanya Love, M.D.
Executive Vice President, Student Affairs and Diversity


Richard J. Andrassy, M.D.
Executive Dean ad interim, McGovern Medical School

Michael Blackburn, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President, Chief Academic Officer
Dean, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D.
Dean, UTHealth School of Public Health

Diane M. Santa Maria, Dr.P.H., M.S.N., R.N.
Dean, Cizik School of Nursing

John A. Valenza, D.D.S.
Dean, School of Dentistry

Jiajie Zhang, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Biomedical Informatics


Eric Fernette
Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Scott Forbes
Vice President of Governmental Relations

Kevin Foyle
Vice President of Development and Public Affairs

Rose Hochner Nelson
Vice President, Marketing and Communication and Chief of Staff to the President

Melissa Pifko, J.D.
Vice President and Chief Legal Officer

Jair C. Soares, M.D.
Chair, Faillace Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences;
Executive Director, Harris County Psychiatric Center

Karen Spillar, J.D.
Vice President of Enterprise Risk Management and Interim Chief Compliance Officer

Michael Tramonte
Senior Vice President, Finance and Business Services and Chief Financial Officer

Amar Yousif
Vice President of Information Technology & Chief Information Officer